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    My tractor has around 35 PTO HP, weighs around 5k#, lifts around 2800 at the rear --- So, I'm probably right around the dividing line between the small/big sized 3-pt consumer grinders. Woods seems to be the cheapest in price. I'm still calling around to get pricing on others.

    But... can you provide input on which ones you like best for the price? There's quite a few out there, Woods, Shaver, Baumalight, WorkSaver, StumpEater, etc... if you have any personal experience with any of the brands, I'm hoping to hear it. Especially, what (if anything) you would have done differently in your purchase?

    I currently have around 100+ stumps ranging from 6" to 36" , and I will probably have an endless supply of new stumps to grind each year, including another 100 trees I'll be taking down this "warm season." I have ZERO interest in paying someone to do it, renting a walk-behind, or digging up my yard with a backhoe. These hold their value well so if I use it for 5 years and sell it for half the price I paid... I'll be more than happy. I can't find these for rent anywhere near me, so a purchase makes the most sense.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Massey 1648 HST Cab
    Hustler Z Diesel 66"
    - JD Gator 620i - 07 F450 Crew
    6ft bucket * 5ft Tooth/Tine Bucket * QA Forks * 8ft Servis BackBlade
    7ft Frontier BoxBlade * 7ft LandPride Rake * 6.5ft KK HD Box Disc * Middle buster plow
    WorkSaver SG-26 StumpGrinder * Wallenstein BX42s Chipper * 8ft Ford Brush-Mower * 7.5ft QA snow plow

    Massey @ 517 hrs - 6/4/15

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    Default Re: Shopping the 3 PT stump grinders... which brand do you like?

    I have been shopping around as well. I looked at the woods TG-50 in person and it is really heavy duty as most woods stuff is. I like the price and there large dealer network. Also there are a couple guys on here that have them and really like them. If I pull the trigger I will be getting a woods.

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    Shaver. Period.
    We have too much gun control.
    What we need is more idiot control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickB View Post
    Shaver. Period.
    LOL... Can you explain the "period" part?

    And Bubba, the kubota dealer near me sells Woods stuff, and is getting prices, but has nothing in stock to look at. Did you physically compare any to it?

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    Massey 1648 HST Cab
    Hustler Z Diesel 66"
    - JD Gator 620i - 07 F450 Crew
    6ft bucket * 5ft Tooth/Tine Bucket * QA Forks * 8ft Servis BackBlade
    7ft Frontier BoxBlade * 7ft LandPride Rake * 6.5ft KK HD Box Disc * Middle buster plow
    WorkSaver SG-26 StumpGrinder * Wallenstein BX42s Chipper * 8ft Ford Brush-Mower * 7.5ft QA snow plow

    Massey @ 517 hrs - 6/4/15

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    Default Re: Shopping the 3 PT stump grinders... which brand do you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by TSO View Post
    LOL... Can you explain the "period" part?

    And Bubba, the kubota dealer near me sells Woods stuff, and is getting prices, but has nothing in stock to look at. Did you physically compare any to it?

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    My experience with customers who have purchased Shaver stump grinders would lead me to that conclusion.
    With several hundred stumps to grind, you might want to look beyond price and consider other factors.
    We have too much gun control.
    What we need is more idiot control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickB View Post

    My experience with customers who have purchased Shaver stump grinders would lead me to that conclusion.
    With several hundred stumps to grind, you might want to look beyond price and consider other factors.
    OK thanks. Have you sold other brands, and if so, what does the Shaver do better?

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    Massey 1648 HST Cab
    Hustler Z Diesel 66"
    - JD Gator 620i - 07 F450 Crew
    6ft bucket * 5ft Tooth/Tine Bucket * QA Forks * 8ft Servis BackBlade
    7ft Frontier BoxBlade * 7ft LandPride Rake * 6.5ft KK HD Box Disc * Middle buster plow
    WorkSaver SG-26 StumpGrinder * Wallenstein BX42s Chipper * 8ft Ford Brush-Mower * 7.5ft QA snow plow

    Massey @ 517 hrs - 6/4/15

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    Default Re: Shopping the 3 PT stump grinders... which brand do you like?

    Can't speak to other brands. We never had to look further than Shaver (and we also handle Woods)
    We have too much gun control.
    What we need is more idiot control.

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    Default Re: Shopping the 3 PT stump grinders... which brand do you like?

    TSO, I haven't seen many others. I just was really impressed with the woods model. There are a few guys on the site that have the woods model and have really liked them

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